Racial and spatial relations as fundamental determinants of health in Detroit.

  title={Racial and spatial relations as fundamental determinants of health in Detroit.},
  author={Amy Jo Schulz and David R. Williams and Barbara A. Israel and Lora Bex Lempert},
  journal={The Milbank quarterly},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={677-707, iv}
African Americans in the United States have a higher than average risk of morbidity and mortality, despite declining mortality rates for many causes of death for the general population. This article examines race-based residential segregation as a fundamental cause of racial disparities, shaping differences in exposure to, and experiences of, diseases and risk factors. The spatial distribution of racial groups, specifically the residential segregation of African Americans in aging urban areas… CONTINUE READING
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